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Health Aid

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Madison
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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Summary

This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until November 1, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be Friday April 30, 2021. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled.

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Responsibilities

This position is assigned to the Patient Care/Nursing Service at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. The purpose of this position is to provide clinical, clerical/assistance, and technical support. In this capacity, the applicant must be skillful and flexible in establishing goals and setting priorities due to the fluctuating needs of the clinical staff - and will function in a varied range of supportive duties within the inpatient and outpatient section.

Major Duties:

Accurately and efficiently screens visitors, patients, and staff according to current guidelines. This may involve taking temperatures, asking screening questions, taking other vital signs and following protocols. Greets patients and visitors in a pleasant and courteous manner. Provides information and directions to patients and visitors including assisting with physical transportation of Veterans within the hospital and clinics. Provides transportation of Veterans to clinic appointments including general wayfinding. Answering calls politely and courteously, providing what is being requested in a timely manner. Assists other staff in answering telephone calls as to reduce wait times. Assist patient with miscellaneous needs such as directions for service needs, waiting room, etc. In room cleaning of non-removable RME per policy. The employee will wipe down exam tables, counters and equipment that remains in the room to ensure the room is clean and prepared for the next exam/patient. Room set up and supply stocking daily to ensure the exam rooms are stocked with supplies needed for exams such as dressings, ointments, bandages, etc. Interactions with care providers, LPNs, and other staff. As part of the care team, may be called upon to assist with obtaining items needed, such as dressings, linens, etc. Helping put away supplies when able and assures that all items are rotated properly using FIFO (First-In, First-Out). Priority Ordering rotate stock ensuring first-in, first-out supplies are arranged appropriately. This includes the supplies in the nurses' station (needles, syringes, etc.).

Work Schedule: Full Time, Multiple Shifts Available, Including Weekends and Holidays

Position Description Title/PD#: Health Aid/ PD20153ACV19

Physical Requirements: The work requires long periods of standing, with minor bending, lifting and pushing. The work may include carrying different sizes and weights of items. The work also requires agility and dexterity to handle papers, books, charts, boxes of copier paper and medical supplies.

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

3

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0640 Health Aid And Technician

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Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job * Subject to a background/suitability investigation * Designated and/or random drug testing may be required * May serve a probationary period * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 * A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc. * Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 15 days of the closing date of this announcement.

GS-02 Health Aid Qualifications

Experience: Must possess three (3) months of general experience. General Experience is any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. Examples of related general experience may include (but are not limited to): direct patient care activities; ability to observe, perceive, use judgment, show initiative, and pay attention to detail; ability to take and record vital signs and other information; ability to politely and courteously provide customer service and relay information; and basic knowledge of infection control.

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Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required. Must have successful completion of High School graduation or equivalent. (A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.)

GS-03 Health Aid Qualifications

Experience: Must possess six (6) months of general experience. General Experience is any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. Examples of related general experience may include (but are not limited to): direct patient care activities; ability to observe, perceive, use judgment, show initiative, and pay attention to detail; ability to take and record vital signs and other information; ability to politely and courteously provide customer service and relay information; and basic knowledge of infection control.

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Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required. Successful completion of one (1) year, beyond high school, of study that included study in medical, health, or related fields. (A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.)

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Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-03 level. (A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.)

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

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Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Madison , Health Aid, Other , Madison, Wisconsin

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